So what does a nursemaid elbow have to do with the herb nettle you ask? Great question! I'll get to that in a bit.
Back to a nursemaid elbow, my first experience was with our first son. This was a first-time for us so we took him to the ER, waited hours, got an Xray and then they performed one simple technique which easily put it back in place. The second time it happened I turned to trusty YouTube to watch a video (SEE HERE) and put it back in place myself. It was easy peasy! Unfortunately resolving a nursemaid elbow isn't always so easy.
After arriving we had an Xray to confirm there was no fracture. Then the orthopedic tried the "reduction technique", unfortunately it still wouldn't go back in place. Apparently there is no way to tell how or where it's exactly dislocated with an Xray nor an MRI. Now it's casted for 3wks to "rest". The words "rest" and "Silas" really don't go well together in the same sentence. I call him "Silas the Sleepless Sadist" for a good reason. I digress, in 3 weeks when we return Silas will get another Xray to make sure there wasn't any small fractures missed and hopefully it will sleep back in place easily, or maybe just be supernaturally be in place when the cast comes off. I'm praying it is for his sake and for Divine intervention.
I hope that helps give you some tips and ideas for on how to help heal nursemaid elbows and broken bones. I'll try to remember to update this post after our follow-up appointment to let you know how it goes. Meanwhile Silas is in no discomfort, he was doing an arm crawl on the kitchen tile floor and spinning in circles like nothing ever happened. Oh those boys......